Elite anti-terrorism police will patrol London’s streets in order to deal with vibrant diversity

Anti-terror patrols are to start in London today as police attempt to deter and disrupt extremist activity.

Uniformed and undercover officers, along with dog teams and boat units, will become more visible in a tactic police say is proven to undermine terrorists and criminal gangs.

The force has stressed that the move was ‘not in response to a specific threat’.